The Great-er Discarder-er
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Helps Chrome run faster by freeing up memory and system resources being used by inactive tabs or old tabs

New Features Discard all tabs at startup Prevents Chrome from loading all your tabs at startup, while preserving the tabs in your last session. Discard eligible tabs Same as "Discard other tabs" but observes the current auto-discard settings, like skipping Pinned and Audio tabs. Link to Chrome Discards page Adds a link on the context and popup menus to launch the built-in chrome://discards/ page. Discarding a tab does not close or remove or delete the tab. It's a feature of Chrome that simply frees up resources and memory that the tab is using. Discarding tabs should let Chrome run faster while consuming less memory. Please post all bug reports here: (This is a fork of the abandoned project deanoemcke/thegreatdiscarder.)

4.7 out of 515 ratings

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RedSntFeb 7, 2024

Just excellent extension. Anno Niem wrote a review on August 3rd, 2023 saying that feature doesn't work, but that's probably because they had "Lazy loading restored tabs" enabled which interferes with this extension. I noticed huge lag spikes with lazy load enabled and this extention discarding tabs at startup, it was like Vivaldi tried to load all tabs and TGD'er discarding them simultaneously. With "Lazy Loading Restored Tabs" in Vivaldi this feature works almost as expected, although it... Show more

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SnowSep 3, 2023

Makes Chrome usable.

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Anno NiemAug 2, 2023

The key feature I wanted "Discard all tabs at startup" is not working for me. I'm on Vivaldi 6.1, started looking for an alternative to "Tab Suspender" as it made 6.1 crash. Sadly this one isn't it, too bad I like the simplicity of it.


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